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The Abbasid Caliphate overtook the Umayyad caliphate. The second abbasid caliph, created a new office in government, called the vizier, who was essentially a deputy or very powerful advisor, second hand to the caliph. The abbasids also expanded trade networks, an built a very powerful empire. http://www.islamicity.com/education/ihame/default.asp?Destination=/education/ihame/6.asp

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The Abbasid Caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates. It was ruled by the Abbasid dynasty of caliphs, who built their capital in Baghdad after overthrowing the Umayyad caliphate from all but the al-Andalus region. Approx 6th - 8th century. AD

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Abbasid Caliphate were golden coins originated from Central Asia from the 9th century. The coins had writing indicating what each coin had meant on them.

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Abbasid Caliphate- the Abbasid caliphate was the third of the Islamic caliphates to succeed the Prophet Mohammed. The Abbasid dynasty descended from the prophets youngest uncle. They ruled as caliphs from their capital in Baghdad, modern Iraq, after taking authority over the Muslim empire from the Umayyads. The first centered government was in Kufa.

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ISLAMIC, Abbasid Caliphate, AV Gold Dinar, Madinat al-Salam; 157 AH

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Historical Warrior Illustration Series Part X

9th century Arab Caliph of the Abbasid Caliphate with his bodyguard. Of or relating to a dynasty of Caliphs who ruled in Baghdad from 750 to 1258.

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